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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 827

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Thailand organizes “World Hom Mali Rice Harvest Day”
Roi-Et, Thailand, Nov 16 (TNA) – The northeastern province of Roi-ET organizes the “World Hom Mali Rice Harvest Day at Thung Kula Rong Hai” to promote the world’s best Hom Mali Rice that can only be grown in Thailand. Preecha Chaotrakul, Roi-Et provincial Agricultural Expert said the two-day event,...
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Bangkok Action Plan is to be based on plans to enhance Asian Political Parties Cooperation
By K.T.Rajasingham Bangkok Nov. 16: Almost all the chief delegates of the political Parties participating in the forthcoming, Second International Conference of Asian Political Parties (2nd ICAPP) will be given the opportunity to address the Conference. The Conference will be held on November 2...
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No Extra Fat From This Skin
Compiled by: V.Rajeny Manchester, England- Tired of eating the same old whipped> cream and chocolate syrup off of naked bodies? The Samsi Japanese restaurant in Manchester, England is offering its guests a delectable Asian cuisine served on the bodies of two nude women. Angel Tan, 22, and Kit-Ying...
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Democratization would contribute nation building in Myanmar - Japanese Premier
Prime Minister Koizumi stated that in order for Myanmar to succeed in its nation-building and peace-building efforts, the government needed to make its own efforts toward democratization. During the ASEAN+3 Summit Meeting held at Phnom Penh, Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi held bilateral meetings...
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Sri Lanka lists priorities for aid to boost peace
Yahoo News: Colombo, Sri Lanka, Nov. 14 - Rebuilding houses, roads and sewage systems in war-ravaged Sri Lanka are the government's priorities for funds it hopes to raise at a donor conference in Oslo, Norway later this month, a Cabinet minister said Thursday. At least 10 countries including the U...
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Prime Minister to seek JVP’s democratic intentions?
by Zacki Jabbar - The Island The Island:Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe is expected to summon the JVP leadership shortly to verify its democratic intentions in the light of the killing of a university student allegedly by JVP affiliated undergraduates. Political sources told "The Island" that t...
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Government -LTTE peace talks Govt. rules out decision–making role for opposition
by Zacki Jabbar - The Island The Island:The government responding to President Chandrika Kumaratunga’s proposal to set up a National Committee for Ethnic Reconciliation and Sustainable Peace said yesterday that the opposition would not have a decision making role in the peace talks with the LTTE bu...
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Ancient-styled Loy Krathong festival to be held in Sukhothai
Sukothai, Nov 14 (TNA) – The Northern province of Sukhothai will host the ancient styled Loy Kratong festival during November 15-19. Amornthad Niratsayakul, Sukhothai Governor said that theTourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) and the private sector in the province set aside over nine million baht fo...
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Consumer confidence index continues to drop in October
Bangkok, Nov 15 (TNA) – The consumer confidence index in October has dropped for the second consecutive month, signaling consumers began to be uncertain about the economic situation, according to the University of Chamber of Commerce’s Economic and Business Forecasting Center. Thanawat Polachai, di...
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Anti-Muslim Bias Crimes Rose 1700 Percent After September 11
New York, November 14, 2002 - Public officials tried vigorously to contain a wave of hate crimes in the United States after September 11, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. Nevertheless, anti-Muslim hate crimes in the United States rose 1700 percent during 2001. The report document...
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Thai FM hails Iraqi move to accept UN resolution
Bangkok, Nov 15 (TNA) - Foreign Minister Surakiart Sathirathai on Thursday joined the international community in hailing a final decision of the Iraqi government on accepting a key UN resolution unconditionally, saying it was a positive move toward the world peace. Surakiart told TNA that the deci...
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Sri Lanka navy and Sea Tigers in historic first meeting
By Lindsay Beck Yahoo News: Colombo (Reuters), Nov. 13 - Sri Lanka's navy and the sea-borne guerrilla squads of the Tamil Tiger rebels met for the first time on Wednesday in the latest step to end a war that has killed 64,000 people. The Sea Tigers, as they are known, comprise about 1,200 cadres an...
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Thai PM brushes aside concern on adverse impact from war
Bangkok, Nov 13 (TNA) – Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra Wednesday expressed confidence the country’s economy would be slightly affected if the United States-led military action against Iraq occurred. His comment came after Iraq's parliament yesterday unanimously recommended rejection of a UN res...
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Tourism remains likely to grow despite bomb attacks: TAT
Bangkok, Nov 14 (TNA) – Local tourism remains likely to grow 27.06% this year although it has been affected by bomb attacks in Indonesia’s resort island of Bali and the Philippines, according to the Tourism Authority of Thailand. Mana Chobtum, director of TAT’s Office of Governor, said the committ...
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UN Special envoy Razali in Rangoon - The last trip?
The mediator of Burmese affairs, the UN special envoy Mr. Razali Ismail has arrived in Rangoon on 12 November. The deputy SPDC Foreign Minister U Khin Maung Win welcomed him at the airport and later on, he met Secretary No.1 Khin Nyunt and Foreign Minister U Win Aung. In the evening, of 12 th Nove...
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Suu Kyi tests Myanmar juntas nerve with Shan trip
Yangon (Reuters), Nov. 13 - Myanmar pro-democracy opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi left Yangon for Shan State in the east of the country on Wednesday in a trip likely to test the military junta's nerve while a key U.N. envoy is visiting. Since the military released Nobel peace laureate Suu Kyi fr...
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At last, some good news from Burma - Editorial The Age
Tuesday 13 March 2001:In 1990 a democracy movement led by Aung San Suu Kyi, the daughter of the Burmese prime minister (General Thakin Aung San) who had been assassinated in 1947, won a landslide victory in the country's general election. But the military regime refused to allow Ms Suu Kyi's Nation...
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Dangerous scenario emerging in Govt., LTTE alliance, charges JVP
by SumadhuWeeerawarne and KesaraAbeywardena - The Island The JVP on Tuesday condemned the government’s continuing dealings with the LTTE, even in the face of a 200 year prison sentence imposed on its leader Velupillai Prabhakaran by the Colombo High Court. JVP parliamentary group leader Wimal Wee...
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LTTEers in Australia urge Aussie govt. to lift ban
By Bandula Jayasekara - The Island Thr Island:There has been a concentrated effort by the LTTE supporters in Australia to get the ban on the LTTE lifted since the ceasefire and more after the peace talks began between the government and the LTTE in Thailand. On November 5, Australia’s Special Broad...
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You get in and drive over her.
Compiled by: V.Rajeny The taxi stopped for a red light. As the light changed, an elderly woman was on her way across the street in front of the cab. Naturally the taxi didn't start up, but the driver of the car behind it, seeing only that the light was now green, let go with a series of furious bla...
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